As the head of the Integrity Vice Presidency, Pascale Hélène Dubois manages investigations and pursues sanctions in connection with allegations of fraud and corruption on World Bank Group-financed projects, as well as allegations of significant fraud or corruption involving World Bank Group staff. The Integrity Vice Presidency also supports the operational units of the World Bank Group by mitigating fraud and corruption risks through sharing investigative findings, advising on prevention measures and outreach.
Ms Dubois has played a leading role in the World Bank’s anti-corruption efforts for more than a decade, serving previously as chief suspension and debarment officer in the Office of Suspension and Debarment (OSD), where she determined whether to suspend and debar firms and individuals accused of fraud and corruption in World Bank-financed projects. Prior to her appointment as chief suspension and debarment officer, Ms Dubois managed the voluntary disclosure programme in the Integrity Vice Presidency. She also worked as an operational lawyer advising the Africa region of the World Bank for seven years. Before joining the World Bank, she was in private practice for 10 years in the United States and Belgium.
Ms Dubois is a senior adviser to the American Bar Association section of international law’s anti-corruption committee, having earlier served as co-chair for three years, and is now co-chair of the International Bar Association’s anti-corruption committee. She is a certified fraud examiner. Since 2009, she has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches a course on international anti-corruption.
Ms Dubois received her Lic Jur, cum laude, from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and her LLM from New York University.